Rico Sauvin - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by joeseppy:
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an apricot color with floaties. My chalice looks like a snow globe. Quick snappy bone white froth that will recede in no time.
Big, and I'm not using the word lightly, big on tangerine, orange, melon and then morphing into the realm of tartness of crushed white grapes. A real treat to excite the olfactories. Lips of Faith Le Terroir comes to mind.
Drinking this I get the sense of grapefruit bits and pith. Mild bitterness, hop slickness and pine oil. Light side of malt and then the next sip seems syrupy. Alcohol plays big then the next sip it wanes. Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me and no I'm not smoking a cigar with this. Tart attributes are present and welcomed.
Mouthfeel toward heavy. Creamy with moderate sweetness. Fruit does weigh heavier than the hop. Finishes wet and satiating.
Well I'm glad I got two of these. This first one has me all over the place. Do I dig it or not. Well the second one I will definitely start my session with. This has to be sat with instead of cuurushed. Don't get a lot of AtG here and another surprise to see on the shelf and quite frankly who can resist. Note it comes with a heavy price tag that one would expect to get their minds blown away by and that did not happen with me. I just love trying brewers new endeavors and this does not disappoint. Never had a Gooseberry, please send me some.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 16:04:26 | More by joeseppy
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2.45/5 rDev -39.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2
Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma offers some nice sweet fruitiness (grapes, berries, melons) and a touch of toasted bread. Very nice. Flavor is a huge letdown; tons of alcohol bury the flavors that are supposed to be there. A medium bodied, somewhat crisp mouthfeel. Overall, love nelson sauvin hops and had to give this try. Really wanted to love this beer and aroma teased me that I would. Unfortunately, there is just way too much alcohol present and that completely ruined this beer for me. Will not drink again and right now am so disappointed in this that I am kinda turned off from Against the Grain as a whole. Got one bottle of Kentucky Ryed Chiquen in my fridge and if that beer isn't at least really good, I might be done with this brewery. At their prices, the quality of their beer just does not meet their asking prices.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:48:31 | More by denver10
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with reduces to a small foamy cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big peach, passion fruit, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of grassy/pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and some light astringent bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA. All around good complexity and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 23:58:12 | More by superspak
Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
91 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.